Hackers have targeted the online adventure game, World of Warcraft (WoW) this month. The hackers were able to create a character that could destroy all other characters- including those controlled by the game.
Olivia Grace, the contributing editor of website WoW Insider, said: “It was a significant hack. They discovered a method to roll a level-one [beginner] character, which ran to the major cities.
“We don’t know exactly what they did, but somehow they were able to kill every single player’s character in that city and every single computer-controlled character – and they were doing this repeatedly.”
Game creator Blizzard Activision has already resolved the issue and hot fixed it so it cannot be repeated. The game has over 10million subscribers across the world, with the majority of players believed to be in China.